11/12/2013 05:08 pm ET

'Kiss Me, I'm Desperate' Sign Actually Works, And Will Make You Smile And Love LA So So Much

Blake Grigsby wants you to kiss him not because he's Irish, but because he's desperate.

Watch him and his sign reel in the ladies at Venice Beach near the Santa Monica pier. Apparently desperation can be a good look if it's worn on a sign, because Blake gets a surprisingly large number of responses.

Though the entire video is wonderfully precious and will make you feel that all is right in the world, for smooch highlights skip to 1:00 and 2:30.

FYI: in the video description, Blake notes that he did not get mono.

Point, LA!

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